In today's day and age, Internet security has become increasingly more difficult and must not only be met with technological measures, but also sociological elements as well to keep that security at the ongoing forefront of all media in the most accurate ways possible.
Ongoing political exposures about various agencies throughout the world has created a chilling effect, where people feel no longer secure and trustful in their communications with friends, family, coworkers and associates. These chilling effects damage critically the nature of trust on the Internet -- the trust the Internet was founded on where network operators trust each other to provide correct routing information, where users, businesses and browser vendors trust Certificate Authorities to provide accurate information to ensure users are in fact communicating with the legitimate site, where users are providing information across a messaging and email services trusting that service won't be prying into the often very personal affairs. Now we have organizations being pressured to breach the trust of their users and clients.
These foundations of trust have been shaken and need re-solidification, need it more than ever now so that the trust can be re-built, so that people can communicate with confidence that they won't be shaken down because they used a "bad word" or spoken about the wrong subject, or shared the allegedly "wrong content" with others.
The Internet is a collaborative effort and through that collaboration the collective Internet must stand up for its values of trust regardless of language, regardless of political alignment, regardless of religion, creed, belief or anything of that sort.
We are therefore wishing to extend our support to the efforts of groups like The Day We Fight Back
, and are joining in solidarity with them and the greater Internet community to protect those foundations that were worked so hard for to get this far, to create such an impressively large network of collaboration -- Perhaps humanity's greatest achievement of cooperation.PDF
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